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Caption: Franny Choi on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode gives "poetic license" to comedian Pete Holmes and poet Franny Choi, with a performance from Pink Martini's Jimmie Herrod.

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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Molly Peacock gives an in-depth look into her latest work, THE ANALYST, which traces her decades long journey with her personal psychologist throug...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin is on the case with Luc Moncrief in the audio edition of The Christmas Mystery by James Patterson and Richa...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Dec 09, 2019
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Staci Drouillard of Grand Marais (and WTIP development director) is just out with her first book, “Walking the Old Road: A People's History of Chip...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2019
  • Length: 20:59
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Musical artists and author/illustrator duo Chan Poling and Lucy Michell are just out with a beautiful picture book for everyone, set on the North S...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2019
  • Length: 12:21
Caption: Dave Hill on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode "draws the line" with New Yorker illustrator Emily Flake and comedian Dave Hill, plus music from indie rock group Giants in the Trees.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Graphic novelist Jonathan Fetter-Vorm takes us into the world of his book, "Moonbound: Apollo 11 and the Dream of Spaceflight."

  • Added: Dec 04, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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WMRA and James Madison University present The John Grisham Writers Hour with special guest Jon Meacham.

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin attempts to turn life into a rom-com with Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB, and Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Dec 02, 2019
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Considered by his native Canada to be nothing less than a national treasure, multiple Juno Award winning songwriter, guitarist and social and spiri...

Bought by WMUU-LP and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 01, 2019
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 2
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Exploring the mystery of "soul" through poetry and music.

  • Added: Nov 30, 2019
  • Length: 01:03:08
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Author Samuel Shem --his new satirical novel is "Man’s 4th Best Hospital;" author Ruta Sepetys--her new book is called "The Fountains of Silence"--...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:46
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Contributor Lily Winter returns with another installment of Forgotten Authors. Today she re-introduces us to Belgian author George Simenon.

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Nov 27, 2019
  • Length: 06:53
  • Purchases: 1
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Contributor Gary Rozman gives us his review of Stephen King's latest novel, "The Institute."

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Nov 27, 2019
  • Length: 08:06
  • Purchases: 1
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Interview with Wisconsin writer, Ed Block. His new book is, "Jon Hassler--Voice of the Heartland: a critical appraisal of his work."

  • Added: Nov 27, 2019
  • Length: 13:36
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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin travels through town with a patient cabbie in the audio edition of Terri Blackstock’s Catching Christmas.

Bought by WOUB and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: W. Kamau Bell on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode explores "other worlds" with comedian and television host W. Kamau Bell, author Karen Russell, and musician Kishi Bashi.

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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Stewart O'Nan has written over 20 books as varied as the best-selling novel, SNOW ANGELS (now a film) to the non-fiction book co-written with Steph...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Interview with New York Times bestselling author Ruta Sepetys.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2019
  • Length: 13:12
Caption: Irene Taylor Brodsky on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode explores "love languages" with filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky and poet Matthew Zapruder, plus music from Bodies on the Beach.

  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla visits Mars rover Curiosity at JPL., Credit: Mat Kaplan
Our own Emily Lakdawalla, Planetary Society senior editor and book lover, shares her 2019 list of favorite space books. She also presents a list of...

Bought by KDNK, KBUT, WMUU-LP, KWMR, KRZA and more


  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 8
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We continue National Novel Writing Month with NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author, Meg Wolitzer. She reads from her most recent novel, THE FEMALE PER...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin finds trouble in a tight-knit community in author Amber Cowie’s Raven Lane.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), Harford Community Radio, and WOUB


  • Added: Nov 18, 2019
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Paul F. Tompkins on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode unpacks "finding your voice" with comedian Paul F. Tompkins and activist Anuradha Bhagwati, plus music from Patterson Hood.

  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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The North Shore Readers and Writers Festival took place in Grand Marais this past weekend. Included among a number of public events was a panel di...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 16:40